Monday, May 3, 2010

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Bob's mother, Mary Petzold, does a lovely rendition of this sweet little song by satirist Tom Lehrer.  I heard it the other day on the radio and I just had to look it up, especially since we think we have won a battle with the birds up in the high beams of our house.  They have left piles and piles of poop on our driveway, but a super-soaker and ammonia water seem to have done the trick.  Anyway, hope you enjoy it.     --BC 


Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do, don't you? 'course you do.
But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me,
And makes ev'ry sunday a treat for me.

All the world seems in tune
On a spring afternoon,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.
Ev'ry sunday you'll see
My sweetheart and me,
As we poison the pigeons in the park.

When they see us coming, the birdies all try an' hide,
But they still go for peanuts when coated with cyanide.
The sun's shining bright,
Ev'rything seems all right,
When we're poisoning pigeons in the park.


We've gained notoriety,
And caused much anxiety
In the audubon society
With our games.
They call it impiety,
And lack of propriety,
And quite a variety
Of unpleasant names.
But it's not against any religion
To want to dispose of a pigeon.

So if sunday you're free,
Why don't you come with me,
And we'll poison the pigeons in the park.
And maybe we'll do
In a squirrel or two,
While we're poisoning pigeons in the park.

We'll murder them all amid laughter and merriment.
Except for the few we take home to experiment.
My pulse will be quickenin'
With each drop of strychnine
We feed to a pigeon.
It just takes a smidgin!
To poison a pigeon in the park.



HAHAHA! I love it. Reminds me of a song my grandpa sings about a fox.

hllewis said...

LOL too funny!!!